How to Set the End Date of an Event Correctly - noi-techpark/odh-docs GitHub Wiki

When scheduling events, it's crucial to accurately set the end date and time to avoid confusion. Here’s a step-by-step guide to ensure your event ends at the right time, especially if it should conclude at midnight.

Step 1: Understand Midnight Time Representation

  • 23:59 of the Same Day: This represents one minute before midnight. It's commonly used to indicate the end of the day.
  • 00:00 of the Next Day: This represents the start of the next day. It’s another way to indicate the event ends at midnight but on the following day.

Step 2: Determine the Exact End Time

Decide whether your event ends:

  • Before Midnight: Use 23:59 on the same day.
  • At Midnight: Use 00:00 on the next day.

Step 3: Avoid Common Mistake

Never set the end time to 00:00 of the same day, as this denotes the start of that day, not the end.


Example

Event Date: July 11, 2024

Scenario 1: Event ends on July 11, 2024, at 23:59. image

  • End Date: July 11, 2024
  • End Time: 23:59

Scenario 2: Event ends on July 12, 2024, at 00:00. image

  • End Date: July 12, 2024
  • End Time: 00:00

By following these steps, you can ensure your event's end time is set correctly, avoiding any scheduling confusion.